[LMB] Social Vestiges, was Re: Telemarketers
AndrewBarton at compuserve.com
Thu, 3 Jun 2004 21:36:33 -0400
>>What with common-law and all it's not so useful anymore anyway.
> I don't know about Canada, but "common-law"'s been an anachronism here
> since the 1950s
> It's been essentially a recognised form of marriage her for almost that
> long. Ian and I are common-law.
Where is 'here'?
In England and Wales people often talk about 'common-law' marriage, but
it's a misnomer. No such relationship is known to the law. Scotland,
which has always had its own legal system, may be different.